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TWENTY FOUR SKETCHES. 



BY L\I)V ANNA BLACKED 



IN AID OF THE FOLLOWING 

THE IKISH CHURCH MISSIONS. 

THE MORAVIAN CHURCH MISSIONS, 

THE VAUDOIS SCHOOLS. 

THE TURKISH MISSIONS. 

TOT yUIilJ^S, (Price Two Guineas.) 



VENTMMSLE OF WIGHT. 
185/ 



THE 
ROY E. CHRISTENSEN 

COLLECTION 
OF VICTORIAN BOOKS 




KOICHAM YOUNC UNIVERSITY 
LIBRARY 

Asscmblrd liy David Mage? i j ^ -\ 






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SCUTAKI. 

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BOSPHORUS. 







THERAPIA. 



TO MISS FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE. 



MV DEAR MlSS NlOHTISGALK, 

These Sketches, though simple ami without artistic pretension, ore yet true and faithful 
delineations, of some deeply-interesting localities with which we have both been so singularly connected. And 
in dedicating, by your kind permission, such trifles to you, I desire in perfect truth also to record that, amid 
the undying and thrilling associations of our Oriental campaign, the gentle, serene and never-failing kindness 
experienced by myself from you, must always remain as a bright and sunny memory with your obliged and 
affectionately attached 

ALICIA BLACKWOOD. 

Ventmob, Januabt. 185? 



DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES. 



i RONTISPJJ i 
THE SAILORS GRAVE YARD, THERAPIA This deeply Interesting spot is situated jut behind the 

Naval Hospital, in o little valli ] » lills around it. mid enclosed by trees. On the I. ft, grave on the bans with a 

dark headstone under the tree is that of Captais Lyons, R.N., son of Admiral Lord I 

I. 411. 

THE BARRACK HOSPITAL, SCUTARI. This vast quadrangulai building is a Turkish Barrack, and was 

converted bj the English into an Hospital Vi one period there were aboul three thousand of our sick and wounded 

within its walls, besides the garrison, and Boldiers' wives, 4c Some idea of its great extent may be formed by 

111,1 " '' of the quadrangle, there arc 37 sets of windows, being 1 1 1 in all between the ton 

"Xdusive of t hi tov ther side are S9 sets, or 87 in all. The fine imperial mosq f Sultan 

* 1mI1 '■'"•' within sverj ihort distance ol the main entrants . and tl tgh thi - |Ui yard lay the ordinary approai I 

tothi Barrack Hospital There being on exceUent view of Constantinople from thi irall li i squeyard.it 

favorite i, ort i - 1 1 .li.. in thi ■■ -v to witness the gorgeous Oriental snnsets. 

III. 

THE GENERAL HOSPITAL, SCUTAKI. This building is ituated i ,ds i mil 

v "'" "' "" s "' "' Marmora, thi Princes Islands, 4c. It ii also quadrangular, and contained at one period about one 

I of our sick and wounded ll„r, .„.■ It windows in the length of the aid as represented in the sketch. 

This view is token f tl iter court of the Barrack Hospital. In the far distance the snowj Mount Olympus is 

visible. Between the building and the sea, rtands the British burial-ground, where rest the remains of above 

thousand of our noble arm] "far from their native home and friends," who ms » n gorded us martyr- to the caus, 

of Oriental Liberty. On a gentle rise abov, tl, Si t ol M .,, beyond the Hospital, stands the ancient town of 

don, nov, . ailed Kodikoi. 

IV 4 V. 

I III: I.1GI11 lltil SE \M) BAY. Mm ut half-an-hours ride oi sail from Scutari, a little peninsula runs into 

ll " |,( 'pontis, fr wl obtained of the Princes Islands, the distant mountains above Broussa and 

1 ' Si i This peninsula is a favorite resort of Turkish ladies and others to enjoy the cool breezes, and to 

t 'ffei and lei in. I, hadi a fine fountain. There is s lighthouse at the extremity, opposite 

to which may 1 I i, ... Proti treme right In this island a large number of Russian prisoners were 

kept under the e mandof Major Neville, ol the 33rd Regiment. II.. caique foreground, with its caigis, will 

afford some idea ol thosi frail looking craft ind their guides, which an thi a res of the Bosphorus. 

VI. 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON On Thursday Mi.... in the summer time, the Turkish ladies assemble on 

the wall of the Cemetery to eat ic. fruit moke. Being dressed in brilliant costumes of all 

.'". ol .i rainbow, th. seem is i linglj gaj and lively In the left foreground the obelisk looking strucl 

rude hydraulic dei tuning watet pipes In front of this stands of those Turkish carriages, in whioh thi 

ladies stretoh themselves horizontally and into whicb no English person will venture a second time without dire 

1 ■ ..' rh i mal or Turkish porter with hi .- I...1.I th. dogs and the unremoved carcases; the vendor of 

•wee thisportabli itall; the broken toml I the Turkish icemonger, calling out in English 

' no. .liihinn ; are all familiar appendag hi Fhurada] .i. on." 

VII. 

TURKISH CEMETERY. This viewof apor of the huge Turkish Cemetery at Scutari, or "Cityol the 

Dead," was taken in the winter season when the mountains, above which hoary Olympus towers aloft, were all covered 

with snow. The long range of low white buildings ov< 1 ilm ... ih. right ... the English Cavalry B 

bi ...ii whioh is the Lighthouse peninsula described in a former sketoh, the Princes Islands, 4c- 

\ ill 4 IX 

CONSTANTINOPLE. This view, taken from the oliffs above the Bosphorus at Scutari, exhibits a panoi 
nearly the entire of Constantinople. To thi lefl 1-. Stamboul, or Constantinople proper, divided from Galata and Pera 

by the Golden Horn. The sec 1 mosque from the Sea of Marmora is St. Sop Inn The large white building to the 

[eft of this was 01 oupied as an Hospital by the Frenoh. The tower with ilag is called Seraskia's tower, from whence 

signals are given in ease ol' lire iiiin... The row of building, with domes, is the kitchen of the Sublime Port, to the 

rightof whioh is the far-famed Seraglio 1 1 ni the entrance to the Golden Horn. The other side of the sketch 

contains Galata. with its picturesque ancient tower, and Pera. The curious looking building in the midst of th< 

Bosphorus is a kiosk nil. il the Maidens tower, and sometimes, most improperlv. 1- l.im. .1 I . nnhV- " Another ven 

huge white liuilding. used as a French Hospital, is visible ut the sxtaeme right of Pera m ihe distance. 



X. 

ONE OF THE "TOWERS OF EUROPE." This view exhibits one of the small towers iii the midst of the 
great fortirication on the European side of the Bosphorus. From hence Mohammed the Second conducted his grand 
operations against Constantinople. On the opposite side is the Tower of Asia, 



THE R APIA, The present sketch of this charming spot is taken from the Asiatic side of the Bosphorus, near 
the Giant's mountain. The large white building on the water's edge is a kiosk of the Sultan, used aa a British Naval 
Hospital. A grave 16 or 18 feet in length is shewn as that of the Giant from whence the mountain is so called To 
this grave pilgrimages are made. * 

XII. 

ENTRANCE TO THE BLACK SEA. This view is also token from the Giant's mountain, but looks in the 
opposite direction. Below, on the water's edge, is a modern Turkish Battery; and above, on each side of the Bosphorus, 
are ruins of ancient Genoese or Venetian towers. At the extreme European point are the Cyanean rocks, or 
Symplegades. 








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